Please download our annual reports to gain further insight into the work we do, as well as our achievements over the years
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2019-20.
Download the 2019-20 Annual Report (6MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2018-19.
Download the 2018-19 Annual Report (4MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2017-18.
Download the 2017-18 Annual Report (15MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2016-17.
Download the 2016-17 Annual Report (10MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2015-16.
Download the 2015-16 Annual Report (5MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2014-15.
Download the 2014-15 Annual Report (3MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2013-14. Download the 2013-14 Annual Report (3MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2012-13.
Download the 2012-13 Annual Report (5MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2011-12. Download the 2011–12 Annual Report (2MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2010-11. Download the 2010-11 Annual Report (3MB PDF)
Our Annual Report details the highlights and achievements of YWCA Canberra in 2009-10. Download the 2009-10 Annual Report (4MB PDF)
YWCA Canberra undertook a survey of over 1000 Canberra women, including female identifying and non-binary people, aged 18 years and over.
The results of this survey are included in Our lives: Women in the ACT, which provides insights into the daily lives and lived experience of women in the Territory.
Download: Our lives: Women in the ACT (1.4MB)
A gift to the community on YWCA Canberra’s 90th anniversary, Bringing on Board is a guide to establishing a diverse board through a traineeship program. Based on our experience through the YWCA Canberra Board Traineeship Program, this guide will help other organisations implement such programs to support representation in Australian boardrooms, with a resultant broader spectrum of ideas, experiences and opinions.
Welcome to this jam-packed second edition of YNews for 2018! It’s been an enormous couple of months and we’re excited to share all the highlights from the first half of the year with you. In this edition you’ll find; a wrap up of our Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast and IWD event, all the details on our two recent submissions to government, a range of events and updates from our Community Services and Children’s Services portfolios, and everything you need to know about our upcoming 2018 She Leads Conference. Jump in and download a copy here. (3MB)
It’s the first edition of YNews for 2018! We’re ready to kick off another big year at YWCA Canberra, and in this edition, we share the highlights from the past few months, including our inaugural She Leads High Conference, the launch of our third Clubhouse Impact Report, and our Youth Engagement team’s Yogie Award.You can also meet the team behind our Fairley Early Childhood Service, hear the highlights from our January School Holiday programs, and find out about all of our exciting upcoming events and opportunities. Download Ynews – First Edition 2018 (8 MB)
Welcome to the third edition of YNews for 2017! In this edition, we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Fairley Early Childhood Service in Murrumbateman, and our Winyu Early Childhood Service receives a NAPCAN award. We talk Phillipa Moss, ahead of the 2017 LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom, and find out what advice she has for young people in Australia at present, and we share our recent partnership with the Australian National Intern Program, and explain how the program is supporting us to strengthen our advocacy work, and drive gender equality in the ACT. Download Ynews – Third Edition 2017 (3 MB)
Another exciting, productive and event-filled quarter here at YWCA Canberra! In this edition you’ll find all the highlights from the Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast and the She Leads Conference, as well as an analysis of the ACT Budget and an update on our advocacy efforts! Download Ynews – Second Edition 2017 (5MB)
We’ve had an action-packed start to 2017! In this issue, we celebrate the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse 2016 Impact Report, the launch of the She Leads In-Conversation series, the She Leads College Conference, International Women’s Day and so much more! Download Ynews – First Edition 2017 (5MB)
What a busy year we’ve had! In this issue, we celebrate our third consecutive Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation, share the success of our Holiday Hampers appeal, and introduce an exciting addition to our She Leads suite! Download Ynews – Fourth edition 2016 (4MB PDF)
In this issue: What the next generation of leaders look like, at our first She Leads College Conference; how to get involved in our Respect NOW campaign; introducing the 2015 Great Ydeas recipients; the Grand Opening of Winyu Early Childhood Service, and more Download Ynews – Second Edition 2015(4MB PDF)
In this issue: She Leads Conference: learning, collaborating and leading | Exploring women’s leadership and innovative ideas at the 2014 Round the World Breakfast | Celebrating Food Revolution Day | She Speaks: make your contribution to the future of women’s leadership. Download Ynews Winter 2014 (3MB PDF)
YWCA Canberra has released a report setting a clear agenda to achieve gender equality in the ACT. The makes a series of recommendations across four areas that YWCA Canberra believes would have the biggest impact on gender equality for ACT girls and women. This includes gender responsive government, equality in the workplace, a life free from violence and housing security. The report builds on the momentum from the launch of our Gender Equality Report Card, released on International Women’s Day earlier this year. Download: Leading the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality (3MB)
In this edition, we highlight the launch of our newest charitable property management service, Rentwell, to increase affordable housing stock, explore Voices for Change, the media advocacy program we launched on International Women’s Day that supports survivors of domestic violence become trained media advocates, discuss the importance of a gendered approach to homelessness and shifting some common misconceptions about homelessness with Felicity Reynolds, and look at how we’re building member-based advocacy, and how you can be involved in 2019. (1MB)
In this edition we explore older women’s experiences of housing insecurity through our Hidden Women mini-documentary, talk careers, politics and feminist policy with outgoing MP Gai Brodtmann, ask you to have your say by contributing to our submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Inquiry into sexual harassment, take a look at the ACT 2018/19 Budget and provide an update on positive consent legislation and how you can be involved. (2MB)
In this edition we speak to Our Watch about the importance of Respectful Relationships in education, discover how a positive definition of consent will support justice in sexual assault cases, explore PwC’s corporate leadership in diversity and inclusion, talk to Sharna Bremner, founder of End Rape on Campus and share highlights from our first advocacy briefing. Download: Fourth Edition YAction July 2018 (1MB)
In this edition, we share our Leading the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality Report Card, which assesses the ACT Government’s progress on gender equality since gender parity was achieved in the Legislative Assembly in 2016, speak with organisers of the ACT Women’s March, hear from Vice President Skye Saunders as she prepares for CSW62, and much more. Download: Third Edition YAction March 2018 (3MB)
In this edition, we put a spotlight on the ACT’s inaugural Gender Equality Forum, speak with formidable housing advocate Penny Leehmuis, look at how a community response to sex ed is equipping parents and guardians to tackle damaging gender norms, launch our new policy priority on bridging the digital divide amongst young people, and much more. Download: Second Edition YAction November 2017 (5MB)
YWCA Canberra was a key contributor to the October 2020 edition of Parity magazine, a Council to Homeless Persons national publication examining homelessness from personal, local, social and global perspectives. This edition of Parity focused on homelessness and older women, and highlights the lived experience of women at risk of homelessness, what is being done to address this, and the policy changes that need to be implemented to stop the vicious cycle.
Download the October 2020 issue of Parity magazine by the Council of Homeless Persons (6MB PDF)
Now in its third year, the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse has evolved significantly, and continues to make a difference to the lives of so many young people. We now have 200 members, who have had access to cutting edge technology, industry mentors and environment that fosters their creativity and independent learning almost every week of the year.
In this report, you can meet our Clubhouse members and Ambassadors, hear more about other big projects and milestones that we’ve achieved throughout the year, and learn more about our objectives and outcomes. Download the 2017 Clubhouse Impact Report (5 MB PDF)
In this edition, we’ve got the outcomes of our highly successful end of financial year fundraising appeal, all the highlights from our participation in the Atlassian Foundation’s Solve-a-Thon challenge, a wrap up from our July school holiday program and much more! Download the July 2017 Clubhouse Newsletter (3 MB PDF)
In this edition, find out all the exciting activities that took place at the Clubhouse during the April School Holidays, as well as an update on the Tech Time Workshops, the Canberra Youth Voices Program and an interview with YWCA Canberra Youth Engagement Officer, Annie-Lea Rowley! Download the May 2017 Clubhouse Newsletter (5MB PDF)
In just two years since opening its doors, the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse has gone from strength to strength. 2016 saw significant growth in our membership, to over 180 young people, as well as a stronger focus on outreach, engaging the broader community and the launch of some exciting new projects.
These initiatives are outlined in the 2016 Clubhouse Impact Report, where you can also meet our Clubhouse members, hear from our Clubhouse Ambassadors and learn more about our objectives and outcomes. Download the 2016 Clubhouse Impact Report (5 MB PDF)